Probe into death of dis­graced top judge

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Sri Lankan po­lice opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the sud­den death of a top judge who be­came the first supreme court jus­tice to face pros­e­cu­tion for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing sev­eral women. Jus­tice Sarath de Abrew, who had re­signed late last year, was found dead in front of his two-storey house in the sub­urb of Mount Lavinia in Colombo, po­lice said on Au­gust 15. “The ini­tial re­port was that he had fallen from the first floor of his house and was pro­nounced dead on ad­mis­sion to hospi­tal,” a po­lice of­fi­cial said. Mr de Abrew had been on bail since he was ar­rested in July last year for al­legedly try­ing to force a 39-year-old woman to have sex with him and beat­ing her up when she re­fused.

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